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Identification of diesels a brief dissertation by Jamessquared

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by RalphW, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. zoot horn rollo

    zoot horn rollo New Member

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    It appears to be dormant, what a surprise.
     
  2. richards

    richards Part of the furniture

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    If only the actual Pacers were "dormant" too. :sleep:

    Sleeping somewhere like this.

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    Another keyboard has just succumbed to a coffee wash... thanks, Tom...

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  4. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Well, I did advise no use of Google!
     
  5. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Moving on... With regard the SBR, perchance it is not dead but sleepeth. Maybe in eighty years' time there will be a revival scheme and people will be off to South America looking for the near mythical deltic engined pacer...

    Tom
     
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    Sheff Resident of Nat Pres

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    I suspect it may be rather closer to home - I've heard David Smith has definitely acquired it as the builders were going to scrap it, having run out of supplies of brown trousers, and that a test run is likely within the next week ...........
     
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    richards Part of the furniture

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    ... cunningly disguised as some LMS kettle, no doubt.

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  8. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    Richard did you have to reveal this new sourch of knackered pacers, someone will shortly be pestering Booths to sell some for the SBR.
     
  9. richards

    richards Part of the furniture

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    I was just *hoping* they were there. Aren't they still bouncing around the North of England? :bounce: :dance:

    Mind you, someone might be watching the leasing company's website, waiting for a tender document to appear.

    By the way, I've not heard back from the Heritage Lottery Fund or National Rail about the re-engined Mega-Pacer idea, so I won't be needing HS2 or SBR as a test track. Sorry to bring this bad news to the promoters of these projects. I hope they can find alternative uses.

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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Doubt it would fly somehow. :)
     
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    Oi, keep the bloody things out of my county. Send them to the Welsh.
     
  12. Martin Perry

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    Bog off, you keep them. They would be ideal for the new SBR extension to the local chippy :D
     
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    Victor Nat Pres stalwart Friend

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    This is all waffle. :rolleyes1: BUT nothing is impossible. I once saw the results of a conversion by a guy call Harry Radcliffe, TWO Jaguar 3.8 straight 6 engines, one driving the front wheels, one driving the rear.....................IN A MINI. It worked...a couple of times, he used to race it at Rufforth airfield .:car:
     
  14. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Can we have a poll as to which we think will see the light of day first - the SBR, or the Napier Pacer? The pacer idea seemed to have a few credible people behind it...

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    Nah, more likely be used on the Manchester-Wigan via Atherton service with the rest of the sheds they use.
     
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    belle1 Part of the furniture Moderator

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    Not sure if I can add a poll to this thread but I will have a look. If I can't Ralph or Glyn can probably do it with their SuperMod powers...:biggrin1: What choices would people like?
     
  17. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Don't worry, it was a bit tongue in cheek!

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    Quick! Found a Facebook group!
     
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    Oi! Who are you calling "credible"?

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  20. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Does it read better if I say "The pacer idea seemed to have a few incredible people behind it..."? Or maybe "The pacer idea seemed to have few credible people behind it, but that is still more than the SBR..."

    Tom
     

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